Mermaids and Mummies - Episode 82

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(Re-Play) Afrocentrism and the New World - Episode 81 (16)

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Today we're talking about Afrocentrism. What is it? Does it hurt or help ancient African cultures? And how does it affect archaeology in the new world?

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Mayan Hieroglyphics with Jeb Card - Episode 80

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Today we talk with co-host Jeb Card about Mayan Hieroglyphics. We talk about the Victorian worlds discovery of them, their fascination with them, how that fascination has endured into the modern-day, and how the Mayan language, including Hieroglyphics, is still a living language today. 

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Produced by Chris Webster and Tristan Boyle

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Walking Moai Statues with Fernanda Meneses - Episode 79

Today we talk with Fernanda Maneses about the mysterious Easter Island statues. We talk about the actual history of the Moai statues, the culture that created them, and the many different ways these iconic statures have been used by the fringe and popular culture alike.

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Hobby Lobby and the Illegal Antiquities Trade with Donna Yates - Episode 78

Today we talk with Dr. Donna Yates about the recent Hobby Lobby decision and the illegal antiquities trade. What was Hobby Lobby doing, how does this fit into looting and the antiquities trade, and what exactly is this new Museum of the Bible in DC thing?

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